Building Back Better: Preparing NYC for a Stronger Future


As the travel and tourism industry continues to emerge from the devastation of the global pandemic, focus on building back better is a foundational theme among any recovery strategy. Industry leaders from New York City take an in-depth look at how they are preparing to rebuild responsibly with a commitment to sustainability, uplifting local culture and inclusion initiatives. Panelists share how their tourism product has evolved despite the pandemic—from the newly-expanded and sustainable Javits Center to major construction progress at airports and train stations, as well as planning for the safe reopening of New York City's cultural gems such as Broadway and museums. Learn how their messaging has continued to evolve as well as how travel verticals have worked with city officials to plan for welcoming visitors back to enjoy a stronger New York City.

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IN THIS WEBINAR
Vice President, Industry Relations
U.S. Travel Association


GUEST SPEAKER
Fred Dixon
NYC & Company

Rondel Holder
NYC & Company


Huntley Lawrence
Port Authority of NY & NJ

Nancy Mammana
NYC & Company

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WebinarsJune 24, 2021

Join us for an industry-wide webinar covering the launch of our latest campaign… Let’s Meet There. As domestic leisure travel continues to surge and in many cases, return to 2019 levels, we close the Let’s Go There chapter and shift our focus to chapter two—the restoration of business travel, meetings and events. Listen in for a detailed breakdown of the Let’s Meet There campaign aimed at elected officials and business leaders, learn more about resources available to you and join voices with organizations across the industry calling for a consistent lifting of remaining restrictions across the country to allow for healthy, safe and productive meetings to resume.

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This webinar features the U.S. Travel government relations team as they walk through the travel-related provisions provided by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021—the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package that includes much-needed federal assistance and substantial support to aid our industry’s recovery—as well as important details on accessing available relief. To learn more about the relief options, we encourage you to bookmark our travel industry relief resource page which will be updated regularly with more information as it becomes available.


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